The Behavior Analysis Student Association (BASA) is a student-run organization that consists of M.S. and Ph.D. students in the School of Behavior Analysis at Florida Tech. Each year, the students organize a conference with notable researchers in the field. This year’s conference focuses on novel applications of applied behavior analysis. Our speakers are experts in applying behavior analysis to increase healthy eating in schools, teach safety skills, increase physical activity in young children and provide sexuality education to individuals with developmental disabilities and their caregivers.

To learn more, please call Florida Tech Continuing Education/Professional Development at 1-321-674-8382, option 2.

Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT
Check In: Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Event Location:
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
Denius Student Center,
Second Floor, Hartley Room

Pricing:

Full Day Price
Full Day with CE Credit
4.5 Type 2 CEs
$85.00
Full Day CE Credit (Online)
4.5 Type 2 CEs
$90.00
Full Day without CE Credit (Online) $55.00
FIT Faculty - Free of Charge
(Please call to register at 321-674-8382, option 2.)
 


Agenda

9:00 – 10:00 Event check-in / on-site registration
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome from BASA president
10:05 – 10:55 Raymond G. Miltenberger, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Research on Teaching Safety Skills
10:55 – 11:05 Morning break
11:05 – 11:55 Gregory J. Madden, Ph.D.
It’s All Lunch and Games: Increasing Healthy Eating in Elementary Schools
11:55 – 12:00 BCBA of the Year Award Presentation
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch break
1:00 - 1:50 Matthew Normand, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Get Moving! A Programmatic Line of Behavioral Research on Physical Activity with Young Children
1:50 - 2:00 Afternoon break
2:00 - 3:15 Sorah Stein, M.A., BCBA, CSE
Sexual Behavior, Functional Assessment and Human Rights
3:15 - 3:45 Panel discussion
3:45 - 4:00 Closing remarks
*Checking in late or leaving early will invalidate the ability to earn CEs for that session.

Abstracts

Raymond G. Miltenberger, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Research on Teaching Safety Skills

This presentation describes research on teaching safety skills to children conducted by the authors over the past 30 years. Also discusses valid assessment of safety skills and then describes what works and what doesn’t for promoting the acquisition and generalization of safety skills. The presentation ends with a discussion of methods for increasing the accessibility of effective interventions.


Gregory J. Madden, Ph.D.
It’s All Lunch and Games: Increasing Healthy Eating in Elementary Schools

Increasing healthy eating in elementary schools is a public-health goal, but few interventions have proven effective in changing this behavior. This talk will review the literature on behavioral and nonbehavioral healthy eating interventions and their efficacy. Issues of cost and ease of implementation of these interventions will be discussed. Data from a low-cost game-based intervention will be presented, as will challenges remaining for this and other effective interventions.


Matthew Normand, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Get Moving! A Programmatic Line of Behavioral Research on Physical Activity with Young Children

Physical activity is an important component of a healthy lifestyle for children and adults. Conversely, physical inactivity is risk factor associated with a host of medical problems, including hypertension, Type 2 diabetes and, more generally, obesity. To mitigate these risks, current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization state that children should engage in at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per day. Unfortunately, recent estimates suggest that few children are this active. Various behavioral interventions have been developed to increase physical activity in children, but with mixed results. This talk will describe a programmatic line of research that begins with the validation of direct measurement strategies for MVPA, progresses to pre-intervention experimental analyses of the environmental variables functionally related to MVPA, then to intervention evaluations based on the outcomes of the pre-intervention analyses and finally the development of group interventions for children in school settings. The results of these studies suggest that physical activity can be accurately measured, that pre-intervention functional analyses can be used to identify specific variables that promote MVPA and that this information can be used to develop interventions to increase MVPA.


Sorah Stein, M.A., BCBA, CSE
Sexual Behavior, Functional Assessment and Human Rights

This presentation will address sexual behavior as behavior that can be assessed via functional behavior assessment and modified using functional replacement behavior strategies often implemented when addressing other challenging behaviors. Data following function-based interventions implemented will be presented. Implications for functional assessment in instances of inappropriate sexual behavior will be discussed. Additional discussion will cover defining sex and sexuality, recognizing sexuality and sexual expression as a basic human right, distinguishing developmentally appropriate sexual behavior from problematic sexual behavior, the ethics of addressing sexual behavior and consent and will state multiple reasons, including medical issues, that inappropriate sexual behavior may occur.



Refund Policy

Any student who has paid for a course or workshop and withdraws seven days prior to the start date will receive a refund of any registration fees paid, minus a $20.00 cancellation fee. For more information, please email abareg@fit.edu

*Please Note: No refunds will be issued for individuals attending a live event/conference after the event has occurred.


These workshops are presented in partnership between Florida Tech's ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB® approved provider of Type II Continuing Education hours (Provider Number OP-02-0023)


For more information, please call Florida Tech Continuing Education/Professional Development at 1-321-674-8382, option 2, or email abareg@fit.edu